tv 8 News Now at 6 AM CBS December 23, 2015 6:00am-7:00am PST
> a fireball crosses over the valley. so was it a bird? a plane? superman? the mystery is solved in just minutes. kirsten joyce > and christmas is almost here. but after the holiday.. you need to make sure your tree doesn't decorate the landfill. we'll show you.. how easy it is to recycle it./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((kirsten joyce)) > good morning and thanks for waking up with us. i'm kirsten joyce. ((patrick walker)) and i'm patrick walker in for brian. this morning. . the woman accused of intentionally driving into groups of pedestrians on the strip. is headed to court. ((kirsten joyce)) police say 24-year-old lakesha holloway rammed her car into people walking on the sidewalk. in between the paris and planet hollywood hotels. all while her 3-year-old daughter was in the car. 8 news now reporter michael stevens joins us now live.. michael... you've heard from holloway's friends and employers from back in oregon... how are they reacting this
patrick, kirsten... lakeisha holloway is scheduled to appear before a judge at 8-am. leading up to her first court appearance we've been looking into the 24-year old's past. back in 2012, holloway who was previously homeless turned her life around. she graduated high school and got a job with the forest service in portland oregon.... thanks to portland opportunity industrializatio n center. the president of that agency says he was shocked to hear the news of what happened in las vegas: ((sound of joe mcferrin // president, ceo poic: "our experience with her was just remarkable on how she turned it around both academically sense of her hope and success in work training program." // "lakeisha was a role model for many youth we served our community."' // "to my knowledge no aggressive or violent behavior" // "it's really sad set of circumstances.")) ((michael stevens)) joe
center lost touch with holloway after she got pregnant and left town. then.. fast forward to 2015. we found court we found court records saying she formally changed her name.. to paris paradise morton. then.. earlier this mornig she arrived in las vegas.. and was living in her car with her 3 year old daughter. police say the toddler was in the car.. when holloway crashed into the groups of people walking on the strip's sidewalk. holloway is facing numerous charges including murder, felony hit and run, plus child abuse charges. again... she will appear before a judge at 8-this morning. ((kirsten joyce)) michael... as you mentioned... we know her daughter was in the car during the incident... what's the latest on her status? ((michael stevens)) right now, the little girl is in protective services. but with family now in town it's possible they may try to take custody. police are also trying to get in touch with the girl's father in
((kirsten joyce)) > our other top story this morning... the strange u- f-o seen flying over the valley. ((patrick walker)) a fireball lit up the western skies... and mccarran airport said it wasn't an airplane. demetria and sherry.. this prompted quite a reaction on social media! ((sherry swensk)) > that's for sure! kirsten and patrick.. the phone lines at the station were ringing off the hook.. as people wanted to know. . what was the strange u-f-o in the sky! ((demetria obilor)) and it wasn't just the phones.. viewers posted pictures and videos.. onto our social media platforms. like this video from joe castro on facebook. you can see the white ball of light pass across the dark sky ((sherry swensk)) or this great on from luis alberto ibarra... he got a pretty zoomed in
as it started breaking apart. allen kerr recorded even more video.. and described what he saw. ((allen kerr/8nn viewer: every color of the rainbow. it's breaking into several pieces )) ((sherry swensk)) it turns out the fireball was debris from a russian rocket rentering the atmosphere. it launched monday in russia. people from arizona to california witnessed it break apart./// sherry how's the weather today? sherry swensk
overnight and temps are cooling off. there is higher humidity as yesterday's system moved through. seeing some early light now from our red rock camera... ............ right now we're down to the 40s and even chilly upper 30s in some neighborhoods. ...................... and wwill see some more clouds again through the day, but overall it should be a nice christmas eve eve. high temps should make it into the mid to upper 50s. ............. there is a chance of rain for santa's arrival - we'll take a look in your full forecast coming up./// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > this
many solar companies aren't too happy with the public utilities commission. it just approved new solar net metering rates. customers have been getting a credit on their electric bills for selling back the energy they generate.. but n-v energy wanted to reduce that credit.. and p-u-c agreed. the commission also ruled it will change the flat service rate for solar panel customers... charging them a little more. the changes will take place over the next five years..
((kirsten joyce)) demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor fire reported on sandhill, east of us 95 accident on decatur, north of sunset at post road. accident in the northwest at lone mountain near us 95. here's what 215 looks like if you're driving off to the airport right now. no delays getting there. < > back to you! ((patrick walker)) > home for the holidays.
until you get to the airport.. or on the highway. ((kirsten joyce)) in minutes.. what you can expect.. as a record number of travelers.. take to the roads and skies. ((patrick walker)) and the sun sets, and the problems start at this intersection... and it could take some time before it's all fixed. demetria has why in "what's driving you
everyone in the community who has nominated someone for our acts of kindness series... where we profile people in our community making a difference. and on behalf of channel 8... give them an 800 dollar check... to keep doing their good deeds. we will pick our series back up in the new year. we do want to let you know if you are home on christmas day.. we'll be airing our "acts of kindness christmas special" at 4:30 pm friday, christmas day.. which will be a a half hour special, highlighting some of the many wonderful people in our community.. who have done so much this past year, to make southern nevada a fabulous place to live. > if you would like to nominate someone for our series.. go to las vegas now dot com. click on "sections" in the upper left corner.. and acts of kindness will be under the "community" tab. or send us an email -- acts of kindness at las vegas now dot com. /// sherry how's the weather today?
temps are cooler this morning without the clouds... with 40s and even some upper 30s around town. ............ we've got a nice day ahead and then some wet and cooler changes rolling in for christmas eve and christmas day. the weekend is going to be back to chilly. ........... the west stays unsettled with cold air and snow showers while those possible torndaoes will keep thousands of people on edge in the south today. .............. that's the clash of warm and and cold moving through the southern plains. ............ our air stays fairly mild with temps in the upper 50s with some clouds and sunshine today. ................. a slight chance of showers christmas eve night and then much colder for christmas day and the weekend with breezy winds. overnight lows will drop to freezing and below for several nights.
> with winter weather comes great beauty -- and occasionally, something a little weird. check this out. it's a rotating curcle of ice on minnesota's upper south long lake. the ice disc forms as flowing water creates an eddy where ice is forming. according to a climatologist, the water that is moving faster doesn't freeze, so you end up with a big pancake of ice moving slowly around in a circle./// back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > new this morning..
international airport proved it had a busy november. new passenger numbers are in.. and last month.. 3 point 7 million people traveled in or out of mccarran. that's up from 3 point 4 million in 2014. and more people have used our airport this year compared to last. so far... nearly 42 million people have visited mccarran. at this time last year.. that number was 39 point 5 million./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and those numbers come as a record number of travelers are hitting the roads and taking the skies today. ((patrick walker)) it's expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the
but as don champion reports.. weather could put a damper in your plans. don champion: from the roads... ...to the friendly skies... people across the u-s are making their way home for the holidays: (traveler) it's always levels of craziness (traveler ) there was a long line on the gate as i was pulling up. i w like - oh no - how long is this going to take don champion: for the first time-- triple-a predicts -- the number of people making a journey 50 miles or more between christmas and new year's --- will top 100 million... marking it the seventh consecutive year of growth. (robin beach/ traveler) we thought we'd go today instead of tomorrow because i know tomorrow would be a nightmare ( don champion:) the holiday rush comes as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes threaten parts of the south and the midwest. ( eric fisher/ meteorologist) we've got cold dry air coming down across the plains and very unusually warm moist air that's being lifted up out of the gulf of mexico so we're really watching this area in particular (shows area on map) don champion: storms grounded several flights at san francisco international airport tuesday. cristina durana and her kids were on their way to disneyland: (cristina durana/ traveler) it's
aunt in san francisco and it's the first time we are supposed to be together for christmas. don champion: rounds of heavy rain are expected across the eastern half of the country ahead of spring-like weather christmas day. don champion cbs news new york. ((patrick walker)) travel experts say the busy travel season is being fueled in part by renewed confidence in the economy and low gas prices./// ((patrick walker)) demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor < here's what i-15 looks like by flamingo. here's what i-15 looks like by flamingo. no accidents slowing you down. crews will be out on oakey,east of i- 15 doing some drilling work related to project neon. expect the westbound, left lane to shut down. >
((patrick walker)) > making sure your holiday decor.. doesn't end up sprucing up.. the landfill. ((kirsten joyce)) coming up in living green. how recycling your tree. helps the environment.. and.. our community./// ((patrick walker)) > we give away exciting prize packs to lucky viewers on our 8 news now facebook page. here are the details.///
but instead of tossing it to the curb.. you can help our community. by recycling it. joining us now is u-n-l-v sustainability coordinator tara pike to tell us how. tara thanks so much for coming in today. christmas trees are one of the most recognized traditions of the holiday season. most recognized traditions of the holiday season. but what happens after the holiday season? many people simply throw their christmas trees away, yet trees are valuable organic material that can be recycled and chipped into mulch. this mulch is used in public gardens and parks across the valley to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. recycling your tree is a gift that will keep on giving back to the community. drop off your christmas tree for free at over 33 convenient drop sites from december 26th - january 15th. remove all non- organic objects
ornaments and nails. foreign oects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. flocked trees cannot be recycled. las vegas valley residents have recycled 175,879 trees since the program started counting trees in 2001, creating more than 1,529 tons of mulch. last winter, 15,812 trees were recycled, chipped, and turned into 137.5 tons of nutrient-rich mulch used for landscaping projects and dust control. local landfill volume was spared 2,108 cubic yards - roughly equivalent to the size of eight school buses. based on curbside counts done by republic in the 2014 to 2015 tree recycling season, our community is recycling approximately 63% of the trees from single family residences (apartments can't be calculated at this time.) want to recycle, but unable to drop your tree off.1- 800-got-junk? las vegas will pick up trees from your house for a fee (a discount is available when you pre-schedule the pick-up). call 1-800-got-junk? las vegas 24 hours a day to schedule a pickup and your tree will be dropped off at a recycling site. for more information about the
program, drop- sites nearest you, and other ways that you can celebrate sustainable holidays, visit http://www.springs preserve.org/. also find southern nevada christmas tree recycling on facebook and twitter, where you can follow the christmas tree recycling conversation using @snvtreerecycle #mulchmadness. ((sherry swensk)) tara pike
thanks so much. now let's send things over to demetria with what's driving you crazy./// demetria obilor >alex asks, "are there any plans to light up the crosswalk at jones blvd. and carmen blvd.? it's a busy crosswalk and it's hard to see people trying to cross at night. " the jones boulevard- carmen boulevard intersection sits between vegas drive and washington avenue. it's also near culley elementary. ndot says the jones/carmen intersection has been evaluated for future pedestrian safety improvements. at this time, however, there is no cost estimate or proposed schedule. hey! what's driving you crazy?
live ahead of lakesha holloway's court appearance ((donald trump: i know where she went. it's disgusting. i don't want to talk about it. )) kirsten joyce > new backlash on the campaign trail.. after donald trump makes some vulgar statements about hillary clinton how she is reacting.. and the new poll numbers just released. plus. ((juvantino franco: what? naw. you sure? randy hartley: i'm positive. )) ((patrick walker)) > paying it forward. the man.. who handed out two thousand
to perfect strangers./// < welcome to a brighter morning, this is 8 newsnow with kirsten joyce, sherry swensk, demetria obilor and brian loftus > ((patrick walker)) > good morning and thanks for starting your day with us. i'm patrick walker in for brian. ((kirsten joyce)) and i'm kirsten joyce. and this morning.. the woman accused of plowing into pedestrians walking on the strip... is expected in court. ((patrick walker)) police say the 24-year-old woman.. purposefully hit dozens of people while they were on the sidewalk.. one person died. reporter michael stevens joins us now with more. michael? patrick, kirsten... prosecutors have already filed murder and other charges against a woman who ran over dozens of people on the strip. and the clark county district attorney says more charges could follow. lakeisha holloway is scheduled to make her first court appearance this morning. meanwhile... the family of the woman killed
their loss. over 32- thousand dollars was raised in one day for transportation and funeral expenses. the go-fund me account for jessica valenzuela's family has been an outpouring of support. yesterday, we spoke with a witness trying to cope with what he saw sunday. he says hollway appeared to speed up at least once after she jumped the curb: ((antonio nassar // strip crash witness: so her car was sitting there bumping up and down and you can see it she was trying to navigate it around everything that was there. there was a lightpole and obviously the people that she had hit. it wasn't until she had gotten to that driveway portion that's right where it seemed she accelerated again.)) ((michael stevens)) police still have not said how fast holloway was going on that portion of the sidewalk. authorities will likely rely heavily on what witnesses like the one you just heard from reported to police. at the same time... detectives say surveillance video evidence is playing a big
to show it was intentional. patrick, kirsten? ((patrick walker)) michael... police already believe it was intentional... any word if there was planning to it as well? ((michael stevens)) that's still one of the big question that lingers in the investigation. they're still digging into holloway's past and talking with people she knows to see why she may have done this. and to see if she had planned it or if it was a heat of the moment type crime. ((kirsten joyce)) > we wanted to know.. what our local leaders are doing to protect people while they are walking on the strip. clark county steve sisolak says projects are in the work to add more fencing along the boulvard.. as well as pedestrian bridges. hehealso says the commision is considering suggestions made after a recent study found room
sisolak says the county can only do so much to prevent a tragedy like sunday's. ((((steve sisolak - clark county commissioner: this incident would not have been prevented by a barrier, a barrier wouldn't have made any difference. someone that wants to use a 5 or 6 thousand pound weapon to go up on the sidewalk, it's no different than a gun or a knife, they're going to find a way to do it. )) ((kirsten joyce)) currently, maintenance work is being done on some of the bridges on the strip in order to keep them accessible to pedestrians. the county is also working on widening sections of sidewalks up and down the las vegas boulevard./// ((kirsten joyce)) demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor construction on the strip near convention center drive on las vegas boulevard. here's what us 95 looks like by las vegas boulevard for everyone heading downtown. no delays on the other side of us 95 coming down from centennial hills. here's what summerlin parkway
no delays east or west. < > < here's what i-15 looks like by flamingo. no accidents slowing you down. crews will be out on oakey,east of i- 15 doing some drilling work related to project neon. expect the westbound, left lane to shut down. > back to you! sherry swensk temps are cooler this morning without the clouds... with 40s and even some upper 30s around town. we hit the mild low 60s yesterday with all the sunshine. ............ we've got a nice day ahead and
rolling in for christmas eve and christmas day. ................... our air stays fairly mild with temps in the upper 50s with some clouds and sunshine today. ................. a slight chance of showers is coming for santa by tomorrow night. we'll cover that in your forecast next./// back to you! ((patrick walker)) > the man who police say shot a metro officer last week... is behind bars on one million dollars bail.
yesterday... he faces multiple charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon. officer gregory sedminik was injured in the shooting. he is expected to make a full recovery. fox has a preliminary hearing january sixth./// ((patrick walker)) > the woman who hit and killed a man while he was pushing his granddaughter in a stroller. . will spend at least 6 years in prison. galina kilova struck michael grubbs in november of 2014 near warm springs.. and took off. she turned herself into police after the thanksgiving holiday. she claimed she didn't know she hit anyone. kilova was sentenced to 6 to 15 years. grubb's granddaughter wasn't hurt./// ((kirsten joyce)) > a construction worker is recovering.. after falling into a 25 foot trench. it happened at a work site near bermuda and robindale. investigators say the man was walking near the edge of the trench when he lost balance and fell. it took firefighters about 90 minutes to rescue him. he was then airlifted to umc as a precaution. no word on his condition this morning./// ((kirsten joyce)) > an amazing
can you spot the panda? this illustration is blowing up on facebook. thousands of people are having a hard time.. spotting the panda.. among all the snowman. the image comes from hungarian artist gergley dudas. he posted the christmas puzzle on facebook back on december 16th. the where's waldo-style image has been likes by tens of thousands of people and shared more than 100 thousand times. so... can you guys find it?///
the west stays unsettled with cold air and snow showers while possible torndaoes will keep thousands of people on edge in the south today. big storms rolling through the south will bring heavy rain and gusty winds. .............. that's the clash of warm and and cold moving through the southern plains. ............ our air stays fairly mild with temps in the upper 50s with some clouds and sunshine today. ................. snow in the west means great skiing and we have our ski report to help you plan a trip. go to las vegas now dot com to find it. ......... a slight chance of showers christmas eve night and then much colder for christmas day and the weekend with breezy winds. overnight lows will drop to freezing and below for several nights. back to you!
morning.. donald trump has a big lead over his closest competitors. in a new cnn-o- r-c poll.. trump tops the g-o-p field with 39 percent.. more than double the share of senator ted cruz.. who sits at 18 percent. this comes as the billionaire is taking some heat.. for vulgar statements he made during a campaign event. he used a yiddish expression to slam hillary clinton on her loss to president obama in 2008. beat obama. //she was going to beat, she was favored to win and she got sched, she lost, i mean she lost.)) ((patrick walker)) he also commented on hillary clinton taking a bathroom break during the last democratic debate.. and called it quote "disguisting." both clinton.. and her top competitor bernie sanders say enough is enough. has gotten hateful toward so
we are better than that and we need to stand up and demonstrate it all the time. bernie sanders: i got to be honest with you, lay it out on the table, i also went to the bathroom. i know, i know, i have to admit it. i guess i'm a man, men are allowed to go to the bathroom. but women, what can we say )) ((patrick walker)) speaking of sanders.. he will be back in nevada next week. the vermont senator will host a campaign even in reno on sunday... then head to las vegas for another campaign even at canyon springs high school monday./// demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor crash reported nearby on northbuond 95 off-ramp to eastern. southbound i-15 slowing down in the spaghetti bowl. northbound i-15 still clear though. < > < here's what i-15 looks like by flamingo. no accidents slowing you down.
man's christmas tradition... is giving 10 strangers a very happy holiday. sherry williams from our houston affiliate.. rode along with the man... as he handed out.. some holiday cash. nats of the reporter talking sherry williams: we rode along with randy hartley as he looked for 10 people to give each one 200 dollars. randy is an oil field service salesman who loves paying it forward. we drove through cy-fair, copperfield, alief, mid-town and in the medical center hartley saw juvantino franco headed to his construction job. juvantino franco: what? naw. you sure? randy hartley: i'm positive. sherry williams: randy also laid 200 bucks on cory davis in tehe medical center, as he and his
had just had surgery son: money! cory davis: i'm not going to tell you anything, i'm going to do this. sherry willaims: in copperfield, a woman at a mcdonald's wondered if the christmas cash giveaway was the real deal. woman: "there's nothing i need to fill out? i'm not being punked or anything waymon teamer: "thank you jesus, "i think i'll buy my wife a little gift. she gone see this on tv," sherry williams: at an alief laundromat, hartley gave money to the castro family, astounding their little girl. daughter: "i think that's amazing how he gives money to just random folks around the town. i think that's amazing. sherry williams: back in midtown, jerry babbit was walking to the residential facility where he works when hartley gave him an envelope. randy hartley: i get excited about giving jerry babbit: "i'm getting emotional, i'm sorry,". "i'm still pinching myself to make sure it's real." sherry williams: we followed jerry back to his job at magnificat house where he told the residents what happened. jerry babbit: "he handed me this red envelope, he said, 'would you open it?' i said, 'sure,' and i opened it and there's two
williams: babbitt said he would spend the money on gifts for each of the residents. jerry babbit "even if it's just something small," resident: "that's our boy," sherry williams: and in west houston, hartley saw some college coeds who got a flat tire driving in from austin. then their spare went flat too. randy hartley: "well look, my name is randy hartley and i'm gonna hand you an envelope as a christmas gift. merry christmas, students: "oh my god, oh my god, oh my god,"thank you!" they were happy but when hartley sees joy like theirs, it makes him even happier. ((sherry swensk)) that was sherry williams reporting. sherry how's the weather today?
the temps are cooler this morning without the clouds... with 40s and even some upper 30s around town. ............ we've got a nice day ahead and then some wet and cooler changes rolling in for christmas eve and christmas day. the weekend is going to be back to chilly. ........... the west stays unsettled with cold air and snow showers across the western mountains. ............ our air stays fairly mild with temps in the upper 50s with some clouds and sunshine today. a few extra clouds over the mountains today and less wind at the lake. ................. a slight chance of showers christmas eve night and then much colder for christmas day and the weekend with breezy winds. overnight lows will drop to
back to you! ((kirsten joyce)) > rescue teams in china found a 19- year-old man alive.. after he spent nearly 60 hours underneath the rubble of a massive landslide. these images from c-c-t-v show the dramatic resche. he was pulled from the debris
and taken directly to the hospital. he's now undergoing surgery.
material and mud flowed into an industrial park three days ago. more than 70 others remain missing./// ((kirsten joyce)) demetria, how are the roads this morning? demetria obilor demetria obilor this is russell at paradise near mccarran. no accident slowing you down on the way to mccarran. . here's what the south beltway looks like in henderson. this is 215 at green valley parkway. no accidents here. the major slow spot is in the spaghetti bowl. < here's what i-15 lo`oks like by flamingo. no accidents slowing you down. crews will be out on oakey,east of i- 15 doing some drilling work related to project neon. expect the westbound, left lane to shut down. > < > back to you! ((patrick walker)) > there are
and we want to make sure you ring in 2016 with a bang. ((kirsten joyce)) on new year's eve... we'll start our live coverage of all the festivities at 10- pm. we'll be on the air until after the fireworks finale... with crews from red
rock resort to downtown las vegas... and up and down the las vegas strip. and during that broadcast... we teamed up with gavish real estate to take care of one lucky person's mortgage payments for a year. go to our 8 news now facebook page for a full list of rules and details on how to enter./// ((patrick walker)) > drivers got quite the surprise.. when they got pulled over for speeding. ((kirsten joyce)) what these officers handed out. . instead of tickets.. to honor the holiday season./// > and as we go to break.. check out this week's pet of the week. this is baxter.. chihuahua. he's been waiting for a home since december 14th.
> the markets just opened right now, the dow is up u-s stocks rallied tuesday. the dow gained almost 166 points. the nasdaq added 32./// ((kirsten joyce)) > boeing is being forced to pay up... big time. the federal avaiation administration fined the company... 12 million dollars... for several violations... including failing to submit service instructions to airlines in a timely manner. those instructions help carriers reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions. boeing agreed to pay the fine./// ((patrick walker)) > getting pulled over is never fun.. especially if you were speeding.. but some police officers in west virginia.. aren't giving speeders tickets this holiday season. instead.. when they catch people going over the speed limit.. they argiving out candy canes. the wheeling police department says they wanted to spread a little holiday cheer.. while reminding drivers..
drivers seem to appreciate. (("lt. phil redford, wheeling police dept:from what i've heard so far, a lot of people really surprised. they were expecting a citation, in exchange they got a candy cane instead." reporter: "a nice little surprise." lt. phil redford, wheeling police dept: "yes." )) ((patrick walker)) the officers wanted to remind everyone to be safe during the busy travel season. a record number of travelers are expected to drive or fly this holiday weekend./// > thanks for joining us.